Raw and Shawshank Redemption's Attitudes and Actions

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Institutions and Individual Experience in Society

There are many different attitudes and actions shown by the people in the text ‘Raw’ by Scott Monk and the film Shawshank Redemption that have had an impact on society and their image on institutions. The basic definition of an institution is an organisation which is founded for a religious, educational, social, imprisonment or similar purpose. The significance that these texts have on the image of institutions is so important through the elaborate actions and behavior of the characters and the roles in which they play in. The way in which Scott Monk in his book ‘Raw’ created his main character Brett was through many different attitudes that Brett has and his beliefs in the things around him. In the film Shawshank redemption the producers incapture a middle aged man who has been institutionalised for something which he didn’t do, where he goes through many experiences along the way.

Scott Monk, the author of the book ‘Raw’, uses 1st and 3rd person to give a better perspective and interpretation to the readers. Raw is the story of a teenager named Brett Dalton who has been sentenced to 3 months at The Farm which is run by an old man named Sam and his wife, for a breaking and entering charge. Brett learns a lot about himself during his time at the farm. While there he finds love and makes some new friends but at the same time makes some new enemies. When Brett first arrives at The Farm he reacts negatively and would often get into fights with the other people at The Farm, but as time progresses and through the different experiences that Brett has he slowly has a change in heart and he learns to like and to make friends. Brett wasn’t the brightest at his school although he was good at wood technology which he done at The Farm, after not being able to contribute in all of his other classes. As Brett progresses he becomes more aware of his surrounding and the other people at The Farm. Another important role that...
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